January 13-17, 2019
Washington, D.C.
TRB 98th Annual Meeting

Balanced Asphalt Mixture Design: Implementation Efforts and Success Stories

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Convention Center 2018
Adam Hand, University of Nevada, Reno, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Non-Binder Components of Asphalt Mixtures; Standing Committee on Surface Requirements of Asphalt Mixtures; and Standing Committee on Structural Requirements of Asphalt Mixtures

The topic of balanced asphalt mixture design is of substantial interest in asphalt pavement research. The integration of mechanical and performance tests with current volumetric design practice is identified by many researchers as an encouraging method for the production of longer-lasting asphalt pavements that account for the many available additives and mixture types. This workshop focuses on the implementation efforts of performance-engineered asphalt mixture design, including successes and areas for improvement.

Development and Implementation of Louisiana’s Balanced Asphalt Mixture Design
Samuel Cooper, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Louisiana’s Balanced Asphalt Mixture Design: Contractor’s Experience
Barry Nunez, Barry L. Nunez, LLC.
Illinois DOT Practices for Balanced Mix Design
Brian Pfeifer, Illinois Department of Transportation


Update on Texas DOT Balanced Mixture Design Process
Robert Lee, Texas Department of Transportation


Balanced Mix Design in the Western United States
Richard Duval, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)


Performance-Related Specification Efforts Using the AMPT
Derek Nener-Plante, Maine Department of Transportation